Experience  /  Intellectual Property & Licensing

Representative Transactions

Represented well known celebrity in licensing her name/image to multiple developers of luxury mixed use projects both nationally and worldwide

Represented Blue Man Group in trademark litigation in federal court and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, over unauthorized use of “Blue Man” mark on cigarettes 

Represented author Harper Lee in federal trademark infringement action involving unauthorized use of “To Kill A Mockingbird” on merchandise

Represented Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., an international fashion brand, in connection with its acquisition of certain intellectual property and other assets of a New York-based shoe designer and manufacturer.
Represented Accountable Document Solutions, LLC, developer of a SaaS certified mail solution approved by the United States Postal Service, in connection with a license and reseller agreement with an international provider of technology and services related to postage and shipping.
Represented CyberSynchs, LLC, a provider of web-based, data synchronization and migration software, in connection with licensing its software to international mobile phone carriers.
Represented SR Labs, LLC, a provider of electronic trading solutions software, in connection with licensing its software to international brokerage firms.
Represented RIMES Technologies Corporation, a provider of proprietary market and exchange data, in connection with its distribution and licensing agreements with market exchange and financial institutions.
Represented Peminic, Inc., a software development company, in negotiating software license agreements with multiple hospital groups for Peminic’s data collection and analysis patient safety software.
Represented Global Research Technologies, LLC, a company engaged in the research and development of technology for the capture of carbon dioxide directly from the air and other dilute sources, in the negotiation of a worldwide collaboration and licensing relationship with Columbia University.

Represented RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A. , in obtaining a settlement from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in a trademark infringement lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Represented Zephyr Sciences, Inc. in negotiation of an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Xoma Ltd. (Nasdaq: XOMA) for the research, development and commercialization of products related to Xoma’s bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), including its NEUPREX® product.

Successfully represented the law firm of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P.A. in its defense of a copyright infringement lawsuit, obtaining a ground-breaking ruling in the client’s favor establishing that the inclusion of scientific journal articles in patent applications is a “fair use” and does not require a license from the publishers of the included articles.